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ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

Mosaics: The Life and Works of Graham Collier

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The following is an excerpt is from “Chapter 9: The Eighties or Graham Collier -The Wilderness Years" of Mosaics: The Life and Works of Graham Collier by Duncan Heining (Equinox Publishing, 2018). All Rights Reserved.

The late Graham Collier was a bandleader, a composer and a jazz educator. As far as this latter ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

The 2014 British Jazz Awards: The Results

The Winners of the 28th British Jazz Awards are announced today across the 12 solo instrument categories, two sections for bands and two trade awards to record companies. Known as the Jazz Oscars, The British Jazz Awards have been presented every year since 1987 and have long been established as the most important jazz awards in this ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Graham Collier: Luminosity

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A new work, posthumously released and recorded--how many of those can there have been in jazz? Luminosity features two late works by composer Graham Collier brought to realisation through the efforts of his partner, author John Gill and conductor Geoff Warren. To say this record is a fine valediction is a statement infused with regret. These ...

Babel Label: More Songs from the Tower of Sound

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In a time of financial crisis in the world in general and in the music business in particular, the natural thing to do would be to cut down the number of releases and concentrate on safe and palatable productions that cater to a major audience with a predefined taste. However, Oliver Weindling's Babel Label has always ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

London Jazz Festival: November 9-18, 2012

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London Jazz Festival
London, England
November, 9-18, 2012
Now in its 20th year, the London Jazz Festival is a vast, all-encompassing affair. One of the great cities of the world, London's history saw it swallow village upon village and hamlet after hamlet and this can make it all seem dispersed and disconnected. It's an ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Erika Dagnino / Stefano Pastor / George Haslam / Steve Waterman: Narcéte

Read "Narcéte" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

This Anglo-Italian quartet presents its version of improvised jazz with poetry. The Italian side comes from poet and writer Erika Dagnino--who recites her poems in English--and violinist and double bassist Stefano Pastor. Their English partners are veteran improvisers and frequent collaborators, saxophonist George Haslam and trumpeter Steve Waterman.

This recording features a happy ...

Indigo Kid: Indigo Kid

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Indigo Kid

Indigo Kid

Babel Label

2012

Indigo Kid is the debut, one heckuva debut, by the British guitarist Dan Messore, fronting one heckuva quartet. Indigo Kid comprises two parts new talent and two parts young veterans. New talent is represented by Messore and drummer Gethlin Jones, experience by tenor saxophonist Iain ...

Nova Jazz Orchestra / UNT One O'Clock Lab Band / Frank Macchia / Omar Sosa & NDR Big Band

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Nova Jazz Orchestra
A Time of Reckoning
NJO
2010

If the premise that experience is the best teacher is indeed accurate, one need look no further than the Minnesota-based Nova Jazz Orchestra for proof. Nova, sponsored by the non-profit Nova Jazz Corporation, has been together for more than 15 years, ...